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Bahubali Statue at Dharmastala - Karnataka - Information

Mangalorean carries extensive reports and photographs of the Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka (head anointing) ceremony at Dharmastala.

Just close to the welcome arch of Dharmasthala, road goes up a small hill. The massive statue of Bahubali is located here.

According to Jain tradition, Bahubali was the second of the hundred sons of the first Tirthankara, Rishabha. He was also the king of Podanpur.

Bahubali is highly revered for his life of renunciation. The naked form of Bahubali symbolically represents the complete victory over earthly desires.

Carved out of a single rock, this monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali was installed at this spot in 1975.
It is about 39 foot (12 m) high and weighs around 175 tonnes.

A well-maintained garden and a stone floor around the statue makes the place beautiful and attractive.